Transfer Center Nurse Specialist - RN

Roanoke, VA, US, 24015

Job Summary

**Opening due to expansion of Transfer Center for throughput and capacity management**

Welcome to the next phase of your rewarding nursing career. Welcome to Carilion Clinic, an organization of comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices and other complementary services. Our affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions provide additional opportunities for research and education.


Based in western Virginia, we inspire better health through compassionate care, medical education and research and neighborhood outreach. Note the worthy advantages of supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teams, innovative learning, and advancement potential.


Provides leadership and assumes accountability for appropriate patient placement and resource utilization through collaboration with Carilion Management, Clinical Staff, Unit Staff, and Transfer Center Staff.  Facilitates patient flow into and within the Carilion Clinic.  Connects the medical staff of Carilion Clinic with referring physicians.  Facilitates effective two-way communication and resolution of operational issues in support of Carilion Clinic goals and objectives.  Provides support for all staff members while delivering quality service through a team oriented, collaborative approach.


Provides support to Carilion’s management and patient care teams by collaboration in transfer acceptance and throughput at Carilion Clinic.  Frequently and effectively communicates with all levels of the patient and hospital team (Directors, Managers, Clinical Team Leaders, Nurses, Patients, Families, Physicians and other Hospital Team Members).  The individual must demonstrate leadership skills and act as mentor and facilitator to professional nursing colleagues and other team members.  Provides support to management and staff through communication, organizing, prioritizing, facilitating, and problem solving, in order to ensure the success of appropriate patient placement, excellent customer service, and appropriate throughput.  Must demonstrate customer service excellence and competence in a fast paced, stressful environment due to demands from multiple sources.  The individual must possess the ability to organize, prioritize and frequently shift priorities in an unpredictable environment. 


The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development through the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age and specific needs to achieve optimal patient placement and subsequent flow within the facility according to departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. The individual must demonstrate a strong knowledge base in critical care and emergency treatment, assessment, and phases of patient care.


Requires substantial computer work while in a seated position in performance of duties.  Utilizes advanced technical equipment as needed.  Stressful environment due to life and death situations, fast paced environment and multiple competing priorities.  Must meet physical requirements outlined in the essential job functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years required.  Critical Care / ED experience preferred.


Licensure: Current Virginia RN license required.  Must achieve Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 6 months of accepting position.


Other Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrates leadership qualities with integrity at current level of practice and experience.  Must demonstrate effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in a positive, courteous manner.  Performs as a team player who is focused on the customer and has demonstrated problem solving skills. Must have the ability to resolve complaints, problems and issues with tact and focus of service excellence. Embodies a philosophy of service and patient centered care.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 12027 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CTAC Communications Center 
Shift: Day/Evening/Night 
Shift Details: Prim. Day/Evening, Hours between 7am - 11pm, 12 hour shifts
Recruiter: DANA E JOHNSON 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4006 
Recruiter Email: 


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve. 

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns. 

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Posting Notes:

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: Neurology, Medical, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Nursing, Healthcare

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